Record Store Day was first conceived in 2007 at a gathering of independent record store owners and employees to celebrate and spread the word about the unique culture surrounding nearly 1400 independently-owned record stores in the US and thousands of similar stores internationally.
The first Record Store Day took place April 19, 2008. Today there are stores participating on every continent except Antarctica. It is a day for the people who make up the world of the record store – the staff, the customers and artists – to come together and celebrate the unique culture of a record store and the role they play in their communities. Special vinyl and CD releases and various promotional products are made exclusively for the day.
Record Store Day 2021 takes place July 17, 8 am-10 pm with over 180 new limited edition vinyl releases available. Music Millennium is at 3158 E. Burnside St. See MusicMillennium.com.